• University and the Republic

University and the Republic

PROGRAMME OF RECTORS CONFERENCE

supported by Coimbra Group, Europaeum, UNICA, LERU


University and the Republic: 100 years of Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic

Legacy of Democracy, Humanism and Responsibility

Date October 24 – 25, 2018

Location Patriotic Hall, Carolinum, Charles University


Participation representatives of academia from Charles University, rectors and their counterparts from partner universities, representatives of the state and public life



24 October


13:15 Registration

14:00 Opening

Prof. Tomáš Zima, MD., DSc., Rector, Charles University

Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

Prof. Dr. Lenka Rovná, Vice-Rector for European Affairs, Charles University


14:10 Introduction by leaders of international university associations and networks: UNICA, Coimbra Group, Europaeum, LERU

Chair: Prof. Tomáš Zima, MD., DSc., Rector of Charles University

Prof. Luciano Saso – President UNICA

Prof. Ludovic Thilly – Chair Coimbra Group

Dr. Hartmut Mayer – Director EUROPAEUM

Prof. Kurt Deketelaere – Secretary General LERU


14:30 100 years of Czechoslovakia in Europe and the world

Prof. Martin Kovář, PhD., Vice-Rector for Public Affairs, Charles University


14:45 University, Masaryk and the state

Doc. Petr Pithart, Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

Debate


15:10 Family Photo, Aula Magna

15:30 Coffee break


I) Legacy of Democracy

15:50

Chair: Prof. Aleš Gerloch, PhD., Vice-Rector for Academic Appointments, Charles University

Universities in troubled world

Prof. Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford


Universities in free market societies

Prof. Luc Sels, Rector, KU Leuven


Universities as a space for independent discussion

Prof. Karol Mičieta, PhD., Rector, Comenius University in Bratislava


Universities as speakers of truth

Prof. Bert van der Zwaan, Rector Magnificus, Utrecht University


Debate


19:00 Dinner (registered participants)

25 October


II) Legacy of Humanism

9:00

Chair: Prof. MUDr. Milena Králíčková, PhD., Vice-Rector for Education, Charles University

Education towards democracy and humanism

Prof. Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of St. Andrews


Economics and Humanism

Prof. Jean-Robert Tyran, Vice-Rector, University of Vienna


Humans and humanism

Prof. Zdzislaw Mach, Ph.D., Dean, Jagiellonian University


The search for truth in “post-truth” society

Prof. Brigid Laffan, Ph.D., Director, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute


Debate


10:30 Coffee break


III) Legacy of Responsibility

10:50

Chair: Prof. Dr. Lenka Rovná, Vice-Rector for European Affairs, Charles University

Role of academics in politics

José Manuel Durão Barroso, Former President of the European Commission


Third role of universities in the modern world

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Rector, University of Freiburg


Universities and society. Leading by example

Prof. Dr. Michael Hengartner, President, University of Zurich


European Universities – model for others?

Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Higher Education Unit, European Commission



Debate


12:20 Closing Remarks

Prof. Tomáš Zima, MD., DSc., Rector


12:30 Lunch


15:00 Festive Gathering of the Academic Community, Aula Magna

Participants are invited to wear their academic gowns during the ceremony


16:30 Reception



The official language of the conference is English.

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED.

Programme is subject to change


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